China’s textile, garment exports continue to expand

The pace of increase accelerated 0.05 percentage points from the January-July period, the MIIT data showed.

During the period, the country’s exports of textiles stood at 104.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 31.99 percent year-on-year, while garment exports dropped 15.74 percent to 82.61 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry said.

In August, China’s garment exports totaled 16.21 billion U.S. dollars, up 3.23 percent year-on-year, the first monthly growth since the start of the year.

Driven by growth in demand for epidemic prevention textiles including masks, textile exports climbed 46.96 percent year-on-year to 14.72 billion U.S. dollars, according to the MIIT.

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